Color is particularly relevant in these times of economic insecurity, when customers are careful about making new purchases. Colors are one of the easiest elements you can change in order to update almost anything from shoes to sofa fabrics. The home environment is one of the primary places where these changes are made. And as long as colors are balanced, palettes for the home can develop into quite distinct looks. Think of switching a room from atmospheric hues to cold, pure shades, or moving from bright colors to bleached tones.
In the coming months, Pantone believes palettes for the home will move toward balanced colors that will be monochromatic, tonal or analogous, always focusing on simplicity. Throughout 2004, diversity and individuality will dictate the color direction, while seeking to evoke feelings of beauty, honesty, familiarity, constancy and balance.
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